The BEST Episodes of The Resident

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2020

Network: FOX

An idealistic young doctor begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.

Total Eclipse of the Heart

#1 - Total Eclipse of the Heart

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired May 14, 2018

In a final and drastic attempt to save Nic from Lane's acts of sabotage, Conrad must call in a favor from the one person he promised he never would. Meanwhile, Mina's partnership with The Raptor takes on new colors when Micah is rushed back to Chastain with major heart complications and Dr. Bell's alliance with Lane is put to the ultimate test when one of her patients is readmitted.

star 8.17
966 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman
If Not Now, When?

#2 - If Not Now, When?

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 15, 2019

Devon grows concerned when a mother's complaints go unaddressed after her delivery, and pushes Bell to take drastic measures. Conrad is faced with breaking the news to Nic regarding Jessie's worsening condition. Meanwhile, The Raptor, Mina and Kit spring into action when a mother and son enter the ER with devastating injuries.

star 8.14
619 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Chris Bessounian, Tianna Majumdar-Langham
How Conrad Gets His Groove Back

#3 - How Conrad Gets His Groove Back

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 21, 2020

Upon meeting with a high-profile soccer player suffering from mysterious symptoms, Conrad ends up back at Chastain and faces an angry Logan Kim. When Bell and the Raptor come up empty-handed in regard to a diagnosis, the doctors take note on how talented Conrad truly is. Nic springs into action when she notices Kyle falling into a deep depression and fears he could be suicidal. Devon butts heads with Irving over patient space. Mina realizes she has become attached to baby Michelle.

star 8.04
291 votes
Directors: Julie Hébert
Writers: Joshua Troke, Marqui Jackson
The Flea

#4 - The Flea

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 28, 2020

Cain feels disrespected by Logan Kim when he is left out of a major decision regarding Conrad. Meanwhile, the doctors work together to try to save the lives of two big Red Rock donors who were involved in a jet skiing accident. Then, Irving and Devon realize that three of their patients, all with different symptoms, could actually be triggered by the same thing. Also, Bell's supplement company proves to be more lucrative than anyone anticipated, but an unexpected snag could put it in jeopardy.

star 8.02
165 votes

#5 - Whistleblower

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 17, 2019

On Devon's last day as an intern, he and Conrad are faced with a moral dilemma over a suicidal patient who is in need of a liver transplant. When Bell discovers that Cain is keeping braindead patients alive in order to boost his survival rates and add to Red Rock's profits, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Adaku goes into early labor, causing a strain on her heart, and Mina has doubts over how to best handle her care.

star 8.00
355 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman
Woman Down

#6 - Woman Down

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2019

When one of Chastain's own is brought into the emergency room with life-threatening injuries, the staff rallies around each other to try to save her life, while disagreements over how to best handle her care put Cain at odds with the rest of the doctors. Bell is met with an unexpected response when he voices concerns regarding the nursing shortage that Nic brought to his attention. Conrad turns heads when he shares data about Hemopleatin. Kyle begins volunteering at the hospital.

star 7.97
356 votes
Directors: Kelli Williams
Writers: Jessica Ball
Free Fall

#7 - Free Fall

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 7, 2020

After being terminated from Chastain, Conrad has difficulty figuring out his next step and distracts himself by accompanying a patient on a zero-gravity adventure. In his first move as the new Chief of Surgery, Cain puts the doctors on a commission-based pay system. Mina struggles with taking care of Adaku's baby. Bell's supplement company get its big break.

star 7.97
345 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Chris Bessounian, Tianna Majumdar-Langham, Todd Harthan

#8 - Queens

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 18, 2019

Bell's confidence in Quovadis continues to waver when the poster child for one of its medical devices, Henry Barnett, is rushed back into the ER, experiencing seizure-like symptoms. Meanwhile, Mina's past comes to light when her mother, famous Nigerian surgeon Dr. Okeke, pays a visit to Chastain, and Conrad makes a risky move when Henry returns to the hospital.

star 7.97
633 votes
Directors: John Brawley
Writers: Jenny Deiker Restivo

#9 - Betrayal

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 18, 2019

The surgeons work together to save the life of the Raptor's old mentor, Abe, who is their only inside source to Quovadis. Unfortunately, when Nic and Conrad take on a patient needing the hospital's only viable ECMO machine, they must decide between saving the life of Abe or saving the life of their younger, more stable patient. Meanwhile, Marshall puts himself in serious danger to help take down Gordon Page once and for.

star 7.96
633 votes
Writers: Andrew Chapman
Virtually Impossible

#10 - Virtually Impossible

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 4, 2019

Conrad, Kit, Mina and the Raptor work to save the life of a med student in need of a triple-organ transplant, drawing Bell back to the OR for one of the Chastain's riskiest surgeries yet. After the police find Julian's empty car in a nearby lake, Devon does some investigating of his own to find out what might have happened. Meanwhile, Mina and the Raptor hound Bell to halt his business with the risky medical device company, Quovadis, and Nic makes a rash decision regarding her sister.

star 7.94
650 votes
Directors: Valerie Weiss
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Eric I. Lu
Nurses' Day

#11 - Nurses' Day

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 12, 2019

On National Nurses’ Day, Chastain’s nurses are severely understaffed and overworked, leaving them all feeling exhausted and under-appreciated. Cain performs a dangerous surgery on a new patient he won in a game of poker. Conrad discovers that his father has been administered the same drug that he fears played a role in Jessie’s death. The Raptor comes face-to-face with his birth mother for the first time. Irving attempts to take the next step in his relationship with Jessica.

star 7.93
390 votes
Directors: Steve Robin
Writers: Jen Klein
The Unbefriended

#12 - The Unbefriended

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 6, 2019

In an effort to save Chastain, Bell considers selling the hospital to a conglomerate, but Kit tries to make him see that the negatives will outweigh the positives. With Conrad's help, Nic tracks down Kyle and pleads for him to reconsider donating a kidney to Jessie. Meanwhile, Mina voices her concern to Austin when Shira is assigned to Micah's surgery and Devon fights for the care of a patient whom the doctors suspect is uninsured.

star 7.93
591 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman
Best Laid Plans

#13 - Best Laid Plans

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 14, 2020

While working at their non-profit clinic, Nic and Mina treat a patient with a failing heart VAD, forcing them to find a new battery in time to save her life. Conrad gets a call from a previous patent in crisis after being sued by Red Rock for medical expenses he can't afford. Devon's VIP patient returns to the ER and Cain tries to get close to Bell's business partner from the supplement company.

star 7.92
318 votes
Directors: Satya Bhabha
Writers: Daniela Lamas, Jen Klein
After the Fall

#14 - After the Fall

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 14, 2019

Lane Hunter's victims and their families become outraged when she is released from prison. Bell, although responsible for posting Lane's bail and getting her released, continues to be tortured by her manipulation. Meanwhile, Conrad uses work to cope with the news about his father, and he teams up with Mina, Kit and the Raptor to treat a patient who is suffering as a result of Lane's dangerous treatments. Then, Devon grows worried when he doesn't hear from Julian, and Nic sets her sights on a primary physician for their new clinic.

star 7.92
679 votes
Directors: Ed Ornelas
Writers: Jen Klein, Marc Halsey
Out for Blood

#15 - Out for Blood

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 3, 2019

Conrad comes under fire when a former patient files a malpractice lawsuit against him, putting Bell in a difficult position with Red Rock. When Devon discovers that his VIP patient has a life-threatening brain condition, the doctors ban together to perform a risky surgery. Mina discovers that Adaku has a dangerous heart condition that puts her and the baby at risk. Kyle forms a personal relationship with a patient.

star 7.91
372 votes
Directors: Dawn Wilkinson
Writers: Eric I. Lu, Marc Halsey
Choice Words

#16 - Choice Words

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2019

After a plane crashes in Atlanta, Devon is overcome by guilt at the thought that he could have prevented the tragedy. Bell, who was a passenger on the plane, makes it his personal mission to save the life of the man seated next to him. Meanwhile, Adaku returns to ask Mina a big favor, the Raptor struggles with telling his birth parents about meeting his biological father and Conrad and Nic consider risking it all to investigate a drug that might be linked to Jessie’s death.

star 7.91
441 votes
Directors: Ed Ornelas
Writers: Marc Halsey
The Dance

#17 - The Dance

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 26, 2018

Devon's doubts about his relationship reach a peak as his friends and family gather for his big wedding day. As Chastain's leading medical device company, Quovadis, continues to succeed, Julian makes a discovery that leaves her uneasy about her involvement in it all. Meanwhile, Conrad continues to work on his relationship with Marshall and Bell takes a risky offer in order to make a mistake from his past disappear.

star 7.91
710 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman
Rude Awakenings and the Raptor

#18 - Rude Awakenings and the Raptor

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 30, 2018

Conrad and Devon work tirelessly to save the life of Bradley, a fellow doctor who has fallen through the hospital skylight. As the team contemplates how and why he fell through in the first place, Dr. Bell looks back to when he benched Bradley for falling asleep during surgery. Amidst the madness, Mina is tasked with showing Chastain's new star cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. AJ Austin, around the hospital, but is caught off-guard by his volatile personality. Meanwhile, Nic finds renewed enthusiasm when she uncovers an oncologist who used to work with Lane, but while paying him a visit, she fears that she's being followed.

star 7.90
1,012 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: Michael Notarile
Adverse Events

#19 - Adverse Events

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 4, 2019

The surgeons are determined to shut down Quovadis after Henry Barnett almost loses his life due to a device malfunction. As Mina and Devon set out to find the truth, Bell, AJ and Conrad work to save the life of Chastain's favorite custodian, Simon. Meanwhile, one of Alec's old patients ends up in the ER, forcing him to question if he made the right choice to leave his old practice for Nic's clinic.

star 7.89
624 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Marc Halsey
Saints & Sinners

#20 - Saints & Sinners

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 2019

When a police officer shows up to the ER with an injured criminal that he caught in the act, it's up to the Chastain staff to keep him alive in order to save an innocent life. Nic gets roped into a surgical rotation with Cain that leaves her questioning the way he operates, and Conrad makes a shocking discovery about the hospital. Meanwhile, Bell pursues a new fiscal venture that may bring him into a whole new market.

star 7.88
508 votes
Directors: Paul McCrane
Writers: Andrew Chapman, Todd Harthan
About Time

#21 - About Time

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 2018

Chastain is flooded with concert goers when a stampede at a music festival grounds leaves many in need of doctors. As Conrad and Nic race to help Josh Robinson, a professional adventure guide with a long list of prior injuries, Devon works with a musician who swears he is sober, even though his toxicology report suggests otherwise. Meanwhile, Bell stirs the pot when the hospital's revered orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kit Voss, demands a better resident, Julian works to get her boss on Bell's good side and Winthrop continues to push Conrad to believe he's a changed man.

star 7.88
790 votes
Directors: Geary McLeod
Writers: Marc Halsey

#22 - 00:42:30

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2018

A blackout at Chastain Memorial Hospital requires the staff to treat their patients without the help of any technology. Bell orders the staff to stop accepting new patients and transfer those on life support, but when a child in need is rushed to the ER, Conrad and Devon go against the mandate. Meanwhile, Mina and Austin are tasked with performing heart surgery on a premature baby, despite the lack of power, and Nic works tirelessly to organize the staff and patients who stay during the blackout.

star 7.87
868 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Elizabeth Klaviter, Todd Harthan
Run, Doctor, Run

#23 - Run, Doctor, Run

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 7, 2018

Devon and Conrad race against the clock to save the life of a woman who is deteriorating fast from undetermined symptoms. When the patient turns out to be a hero who helps previous criminals get their lives back together, the team relies on her family of ex-cons to help diagnose and treat her. Tensions rise as Nic continues her search for evidence to incriminate Lane, but must simultaneously tend to her sister, Jessie, who is rushed into the ER. Meanwhile, York returns to the hospital with his mother, who is in need of a risky procedure, and comes face-to-face with the stone-cold Dr. AJ Austin.

star 7.85
962 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: Chris Bessounian, Tianna Majumdar-Langham, Todd Harthan
Operator Error

#24 - Operator Error

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 21, 2019

When a medical device fails on a former Chastain employee, an investigation is opened up, which pits Dr. AJ Austin against Quovadis. As Mina and Bell work to get to the bottom of what went wrong, Devon distracts himself with another patient who's experiencing mysterious stomach pains. Meanwhile, Nic forms a bond with her new partner at the clinic and Conrad's relationship with the Barnett family and continues to grow

star 7.84
662 votes
Directors: Timothy A. Good
Writers: Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter, Emily Pressley
Lost Love

#25 - Lost Love

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 26, 2018

Conrad's ex-fiancé, Catherine, is admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain that proves to be quite the medical mystery. As Conrad doggedly tries to figure out her diagnosis and fights the idea of Bell performing her operation, Nic gets some insight into Conrad's past. Meanwhile, Bell panics when Claire announces that she will be installing cameras in all operating rooms, Devon wracks his brain for the perfect birthday present for Priya and Lane realizes that Nic is suspicious about her clinic.

star 7.83
1,110 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Amy Holden Jones